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hpfan2016

Member Since 19 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 04 2012 09:47 AM
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In Topic: Weight Loss After Accidental Ingestion

03 September 2012 - 01:40 AM

I think I lost so much weight because EVERYTHING came out in that time period, even water. It was horrible. I pretty much set up camp in the bathroom. I've been glutened twice since writing that post (within 36 hours of each other) and this hasn't been nearly as bad, though I went down another 5 lbs last check. At least I can keep down liquids, but my gosh does my stomach hurt. I never want to see my ribs sticking out like that again either... My bf could wrap his hands around my waist and his fingers touched. O.o

You know it's funny...people always used to comment on how they wished they could eat whatever and as much as I could without gaining weight. Once they found out it was from malnutrition from celiacs they weren't so eager to be like me lol.

In Topic: Advil?

22 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

Kirkland brand (found in Costco) ibuprofen is labeled as gluten-free, in case anyone was wondering. I checked today out of curiosity. I've never reacted to it, and I'm extremely sensitive to gluten.

In Topic: Only Gluten-Free In The House Is Me, And They Don't Care

20 March 2012 - 03:33 PM

Make sure you have enough hours to get into a dorm with a dedicated kitchen or you'll be in the exact position you're in now. You need to control your kitchen and food, not lose more control (which is what happens to underclassmen, generally, in a dorm). Get their promises in writing, please.

Really, you caught a salad on fire??? That's talent!!! Most people would cool them a bit before adding them, unless you are purposely wilting the salad.


There are campus apartments, which are cheaper, as well as an on-site dining room that caters to vegans, gluten-free, and a whole variety of allergies. It says I need to be an incoming freshman to be able to get into a dorm room, which I won't be.

I had no idea, I thought that's how you were supposed to do it :/ I wanted warm chicken in my salad! lol

In Topic: Only Gluten-Free In The House Is Me, And They Don't Care

20 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

As far as the cooking, there are a lot of beginner cooking videos on YouTube. You can also watch cooking shows on TV while you're doing homework. Even paying half-attention you'll start to learn stuff. You're going to need to learn to cook to survive with celiac disease.

I'll second the suggestion of a crockpot. This site is great for recipes. http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/ I cook batches of food in my crockpot and freeze it in single serving containers so I can grab them during the work week. You need to learn to bake potatoes in the microwave. http://allrecipes.co...e-baked-potato/ Be sure to prick the potato a few times with a knife or fork so it doesn't build up steam and explode. Steamer bags of frozen veggies are pretty idiot-proof too. Rice cookers are great. You can make perfect rice with the push of a button, plus cheap, nourishing dishes like rice pilaf with lentils.

If you are really so inept that you can set salad on fire, which is actually sort of impressive :lol:, you need to set an open box of baking soda on the counter next to you when you cook. Baking soda will put out a grease fire very quickly and easily. Keep your wits about you, unplug the appliance or turn off the stove, and dump the baking soda on the fire before it has a chance to get big.


Thank you for the baking soda tip! I've never heard of that before! The only thing I was told was to put a lid over the flames and for some things (like when the fish caught fire in the oven) that's really hard to manage. What's nice is that just recently we upgraded to a stove with a ceramic top instead of one of the one with the ugly metal burners and grease traps, so setting fire that way has kinda gone bye-bye. Btw, don't pour hot chicken pieces straight onto a salad with a vinegarette dressing on it. That's how I caught it on fire. Somehow.

Aren't parents AWESOME?!!

I know the pinch of money and school and parents and living with them, its all still fresh in my mind years later.
Your bf sounds pretty nice, is it viable to move in with him? Is it viable to simply move out by yourself? Neither of these options means you have to get a job, you will just have to borrow more money for rent, and spend a bit more time making your own food and shopping. Oh wait, you already have to do that anyways.
Sure convenience of home is nice and all, but I know that personally for me, convenience had nothing over my sanity and feelings of self-worth.
Another option is that you could try and get an official diagnosis for celiac disease or gluten-intolerance, if that would change your mom's attitude at all. I know for bloodwork you have to be eating gluten in order for it to show up positive, but I've been gluten-free for 2 months now, and I expect to get a biopsy and/or endoscopy while I'm gluten-free to confirm the dx.
Have you told her that the depression, fibromyalgia, and GI problems are classic celiac disease symptoms? I can only believe she'd/they'd act this badly about it because they don't think it's a real diagnosis.



I have one more year of community college then two years of state college to finish my major. Last night I was pondering the idea of going away for college instead of just going to the one down the street (it doesn't have dorms). I'm going to talk to a financial aid adviser tomorrow to see what my options are for my loan. I'd have to get my parents to drop me as a dependent though, otherwise I won't qualify for much more than I'm getting now, and what I'm getting now only covers tuition and the majority of my textbooks. But I definitely wouldn't have thought of using student loans to live in a dorm or pay for my food if I hadn't come to this board, so for that I thank you guys. I'll let you know what the financial aid adviser says tomorrow, if I can get in.

In Topic: Only Gluten-Free In The House Is Me, And They Don't Care

19 March 2012 - 04:53 PM

If you can't reach an agreement with your parents you may have to consider getting a job. When I was in undergrad I worked 15-20 hours a week (mostly the weekends) and was able to purchase my own food, gas, and leisure activities even though my parents paid for my student housing. Working meant I couldn't hang out with my friends all weekend long, but it did give me some independence and good job experience for my resume. Even with this I maintained a great relationship with my friends and girlfriend and kept good grades (biochemistry major).


There are 168 hours in a week. 20 are spent in class, 40-60 are spent on homework, 40 are spent on directed practice, about 5 are spent on travel time between school, directed practice, and home. If I'm getting 6 hours of sleep a night (about usual for me) then that's an additional 42 hours a week gone. That leaves NO time for a job per week (maybe 1 hour). But you'll notice I didn't count time it takes to wake up, shower, eat breakfast, pack a lunch, make dinner, eat dinner, and take care of my ferret. I mean it when I say I have NO time for a job until I'm done with school. My other option is to continue to rack up 20k in loans at 6.9% annually for an additional 4 years (8 years of school instead of my 4) and be in super-mega debt when I'm out of school, instead of only in a little debt, but my schedule's already been locked for fall semester and they'll charge me a fee to change it.

Trust me. If I could get a job, I would. If I had time for a job, I would. I want to, I dislike not having any money right now. But this is my cheapest option to get through college as fast as possible.